Uganda Ministry’s Website Hacked Over Alleged M23 Rebel Support


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The hackers posted on the home page warnings to Uganda against supporting the M23 rebels, who have put DRC’s security on tenterhooks and threatened to topple President Joseph Kabila.

The hackers appealed to President Yoweri Museveni and Rwanda’s Paul Kagame to stop funding the M23 rebellion.

While the two countries vehemently deny allegations of supporting M23, Kabila last week said he had expressed his outrage with Kigali and Kampala authorities over the matter.

The development marks the beginning of a cyber war between countries in the region.

National Information and Communication Technology Authority (NITA) boss James Saaka was not readily available for comment.

This is not the first time Uganda government websites are being hacked.

The websites of the Ministries of Works, Defence and even State House have in the past fallen victim to hackers.


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